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This section presents a diverse range of material such as essays, reports and catalogues which document and discuss aspects of arts and health practice.

Articles

  • The arts and dementia: Emerging directions for theory, research and practice

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    An editorial outlining current research in the area of arts and dementia featured in a special issue of 'Dementia' dedicated to the Arts and Dementia.

    Author:
    Hannah Zeilig, Paul M. Camic, Sebastian Crutch

    Publisher:
    Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice

    Year:
    2018

    Context:
    dementia

  • Proclaiming Arts and Health Manifestoes in 2016

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    Pat Cooke's paper from the inaugural Arts and Health Check Up Check In which took place in January 2016. The event was a collaboration between artsandhealth.ie, Create and The LAB Gallery in Foley Street Dublin and was designed to promote solidarity among arts and health practitioners in Ireland.

    Author:
    Pat Cooke

    Year:
    2016

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • A Love Filled Slap

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    As part of the 1916 East Rising commemorations in Ireland, Clive Parkinson was invited to share the development and context to the Manifesto for Arts & Health at the inaugural Arts and Health Check Up Check In event. This is a transcript of his presentation.

    Author:
    Clive Parkinson

    Year:
    2016

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • Image shown: Arts and health a new paradigm

    Arts and Health: A New Paradigm

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    This position paper presents a new paradigm about the intrinsic structure and nature of arts and health practice. This paradigm is based on a variety of research experiences over twenty years working as a music therapist, musician, music and health practitioner, researcher and director of an arts and health programme in university teaching hospitals, community contexts, and non-governmental organizations in Ireland and the UK.

    Author:
    Hilary Moss

    Publisher:
    Voices: A World Forum for Music Therapy

    Year:
    2016

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Various

  • Image shown: Panchaea: In Search of an Equal Utopia and a Willing Suspension of Disbelief

    Collective Imagining: Denis Roche discusses ‘Panchaea: In Search of an Equal Utopia and a Willing Suspension of Disbelief’

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    Denis Roche reflects on this socially engaged project made in collaboration with Brian Maguire, Emma Finucane and people using the mental health services in Co. Carlow (2011-2013). First published in the July / August 2015 edition of the Visual Artists News Sheet www.visualartists.ie

    Author:
    Denis Roche

    Publisher:
    Visual Artists Ireland

    Year:
    2015

    Context:
    Mental Health

    Artform:
    Collaborative practice, Visual Art

  • Rosie Goan reflects on Festivals and Collaborative Practice

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    For Create News: 16 Rosie Goan reflects on the growing international trend towards the presentation of projects rooted in arts and health practice at festivals.

    Author:
    Rosie Goan

    Publisher:
    Create

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    Festivals

    Artform:
    Collaborative practice

  • The art of medicine: Aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings

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    A peer reviewed perspective on aesthetic deprivation in clinical settings

    Author:
    Des O’Neill, Hilary Moss

    Publisher:
    The Lancet

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Various

  • Creating a New Old Conference – Reflections (PDF)

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    Reflections on the Creating a New Old Conference, Dublin, May 2012

    Author:
    Mary Grehan

    Year:
    2012

  • Body Conscious: Exhibition Opening Text (PDF)

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    This text is from a talk given by Mary Ruth Walsh at the opening of the Body Conscious exhibition at Waterford Regional Hospital in June 2012.

    Author:
    Mary Ruth Walsh

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Exhibition

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • The Quiet Heart: Exhibition Opening Text (PDF)

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    This text is from a talk given by writer Grace Wells at the opening of The Quiet Heart exhibition at Waterford Regional Hospital in September 2012.

    Author:
    Grace Wells

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Artist, Exhibition

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Unravelling Arts and Health Practice (PDF)

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    An artist’s perspective on arts and health.

    Author:
    Marie Brett

    Year:
    2011

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Working on the Edge (PDF)

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    Comparing the role of an arts therapist to the role of an artist working in an arts and health context.

    Author:
    Ed Kuczaj, John McHarg, Marie Brett

    Year:
    2011

    Context:
    Art Therapy, Artist

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Arts practices in unreasonable doubt? Reflections on understandings of arts practices in healthcare contexts (PDF)

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    Reflections of understandings of arts practices in healthcare contexts

    Author:
    Sheelagh Broderick

    Publisher:
    Policy and Practice. Routledge.

    Year:
    2011

  • Hale and Arty (PDF)

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    A discussion on contemporary arts engagement with the healthcare sector which considers some critical frameworks for arts and health practice. First published via Visual Artists Ireland

    Author:
    Sheelagh Broderick

    Publisher:
    Visual Artists Ireland

    Year:
    2011

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • … you are only one thing amongst many. And whoever sees that way, heals his heart (PDF)

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    Experimental address to the issue of organ transplantation.

    Author:
    Tina Kinsella

    Year:
    2011

    Context:
    Organ Transplantation

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Media Review: The King’s Speech

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    A review of the film The King's Speech with reference to Medical Humanities.

    Author:
    Hilary Moss

    Publisher:
    Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research

    Year:
    2011

    Context:
    Medical Humanities

    Artform:
    Film

  • Return to Sender (PDF)

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    Claire Meaney talks to Emily Robyn Archer about the Post Room Project at Waterford Regional Hospital. First published via Visual Artists Ireland

    Author:
    Claire Meaney, Emily Robyn Archer

    Publisher:
    Visual Artists Ireland

    Year:
    2010

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Hospital arts co-ordinators:an accidental profession? (PDF)

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    Research focusing on hospital based arts co-ordinators and their views on the challenges posed by their work

    Author:
    Josie Aston

    Year:
    2009

    Context:
    Professional Development

  • Vital Signs: Points of View (PDF)

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    A series of opinion pieces about arts and health commissioned as part of the Vital Signs conference in Dublin, 2009

    Author:
    Emmett Scanlon and Mary McAuliffe

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2009

    Artform:
    Various

  • Missing Language, Silent Voices and the Art of Listening: Artists operating in the Health Service (PDF)

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    An essay supporting the Vital Signs exhibition as part of the Vital Signs conference in Dublin, 2009

    Author:
    Cliodhna Shaffrey

    Publisher:
    The Arts Council

    Year:
    2009

    Artform:
    Various

  • Reflections on Music Therapy and Arts in Health

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    A structured reflection on the author's experiences of both music therapy and the arts and health work within healthcare services.

    Author:
    Hilary Moss

    Publisher:
    British Medical Journal

    Year:
    2008

    Artform:
    Music

  • A creative challenge – the curatorship of contemporary art practice in an acute hospital context (PDF)

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    A conference paper considering varying approaches to curating contemporary art in acute hospitals

    Author:
    Mary Grehan

    Year:
    2008

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Different Tune (PDF)

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    An article based on conversations between mentor Anne Woodworth and musician/ mentee Kevin O'Shanahan

    Author:
    Kevin O’ Shanahan

    Year:
    2008

    Context:
    Mental Health

    Artform:
    Music

Documentation of projects

  • Encounters: Menu of Poems 2018

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    In celebration of Poetry Day Ireland 2018, 'Encounters' was distributed throughout hospitals and healthcare settings in Ireland as part of the annual 'Menu of Poems' initiative. The poetry is a selection from the Poems for Patience series in Galway University Hospitals, edited by poet Michael Coady.

    Author:
    Edited by Michael Coady

    Publisher:
    Arts & Health Co-ordinators Ireland, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust

    Year:
    2018

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Community Health, Mental Health, Older people

    Artform:
    Literature

  • Image by Rosalind Condon

    Artistic Encounters in the Interstice of a Healthcare Workplace

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    A reflective review of the TODAY photography project in St Finbarr’s Hospital Campus in Cork City by artist Colette Lewis.

    Author:
    Colette Lewis

    Year:
    2017

    Context:
    Arts and health, Socially engaged practice

    Artform:
    Photography

  • Waterford Healing Arts Trust Artist in Residence 2017: Ciara Harrison

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    This report explores Ciara Harrison's work as 2017 Artist in Residence with Waterford Healing Arts Trust. Ciara Harrison specialises in textiles and collaborated with patients one on one by the bedside. She also led a participatory arts project with hospital staff, community groups and a local school, in which fabric flowers were made and displayed in the hospital foyer and gifted to the patients of UHW.

    Author:
    Ciara Harrison

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2017

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Participatory arts, Visual Art

  • Soul Food: Menu of Poems 2016

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    In celebration of Poetry Day Ireland (28 April 2016), Soul Food is intended for distribution throughout hospitals and healthcare settings in Ireland. The poetry is a selection from the Poems for Patience series in Galway University Hospitals and is edited by Colette Bryce.

    Author:
    Edited by Colette Bryce

    Publisher:
    Arts & Health Co-ordinators Ireland, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust

    Year:
    2016

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Community Health, Mental Health, Older people

    Artform:
    Literature

  • Waterford Healing Arts Trust Artist in Residence 2016: Caroline Schofield

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    This report explores Caroline Schofield's work as 2016 Artist in Residence with Waterford Healing Arts Trust. Caroline, whose background is in craft and textiles, collaborated with dementia patients in Medical 5.

    Author:
    Caroline Schofield

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2016

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, People with dementia

    Artform:
    Participatory arts, Visual Art

  • Flow – Menu of Poems 2015

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    In celebration of Poetry Day Ireland (7 May 2015), Flow is intended for distribution throughout hospitals and healthcare settings in Ireland. The poetry is a selection from the Poems for Patience series in Galway University Hospitals and is edited by Naomi Shihab Nye.

    Author:
    Edited by Naomi Shihab Nye

    Publisher:
    Arts & Health Co-ordinators Ireland, Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust

    Year:
    2015

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Community Health, Mental Health, Older people

    Artform:
    Poetry

  • National Centre for Arts & Health Annual Report 2013

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    A report on the National Centre for Arts & Health's work in 2013

    Author:
    National Centre for Arts & Health

    Publisher:
    National Centre for Arts & Health

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Various

  • Taking Flight – Menu of Poems

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    This Menu of Poems, on the theme of ‘taking flight’ is intended for distribution throughout a range of healthcare settings in Ireland in 2014. Co-ordinated by the Arts & wellbeing Specialist in Kildare.

    Author:
    Edited by Kate Dempsey

    Publisher:
    Arts & Health Co-ordinators Ireland, Kildare Arts Service

    Year:
    2014

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Community Health, Mental Health, Older people

    Artform:
    Poetry

  • MARKING ‘ANAMNESIS’: Witnessing the public discussion of Marie Brett’s ‘Amulet Project’ (PDF)

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    A witness account of a public discussion on ‘Anamnesis’, an exhibition of new works by artist Marie Brett in The Index Gallery at the Waterford Central Library in April 2013. ‘Anamnesis’ was itself the result of ‘The Amulet Project’, a collaboration between the artist and bereaved parents.

    Author:
    Rebecca Moran

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Maternity

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • A Gathering Place: Menu of Poems 2013

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    This Menu of Poems on the theme of ‘gathering places’is intended for distribution throughout a range of healthcare settings in Ireland in 2013.

    Publisher:
    Arts & Health Co-ordinators Ireland

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Community Health, Mental Health, Older people

    Artform:
    Poetry

  • Status Report 1609013: artist-in-residence as ‘new organ of perception’

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    A midway status report of artist Jeffrey Gormly's six month residency at Waterford Regional Hospital

    Author:
    Jeffrey Gormly

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Various

  • Documenting Arts & Health Resource Pack (PDF)

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    This resource pack covers a broad spectrum of documentation and is the result of a professional devlepment training day held in Waterford, April 2012

    Publisher:
    Create, Visual Artists Ireland, Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Continuous Professional Development Training

    Artform:
    Various

  • Reignite the Spark (PDF)

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    A snapshot of an arts and health Partnership told from all perspectives.

    Author:
    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Health Service Executive Health Promotion Service Dublin South East/Wicklow

    Publisher:
    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, Health Service Executive Health Promotion Service Dublin South East/Wicklow

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Older people

    Artform:
    Various

  • All About Us (PDF)

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    Memories, stories and poems by patients and staff from the Dialysis Unit, Waterford Regional Hospital created through the arts programme of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Renal Dialysis

    Artform:
    Creative Writing, Visual Art

  • Documentation from Evaluating Arts + Health Collaborative Practice CPD (PDF)

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    This document is Susanne Burn's presentation from Evaluating Arts + Health Collaborative Practice which was a continuous professional development training day led by Susanne Burns and co-hosted by the Waterford Healing Arts Trust and Create. It took place in Trinity College, Dublin in October 2012.

    Author:
    Susanne Burns

    Publisher:
    Create, Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Continuous Professional Development Training, Evaluation

    Artform:
    Various

  • Presentations from Arts – Health – Entrepreneurship? A Conference on Arts and Health Projects and Practices (PDF)

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    Documentation from the Arts - Health - Entrepreneurship? conference, including presentations from Mary Grehan, Jenny Elliott and Nicola Dunne and Catherine O'Grady. This conference took place in Helsinki in October 2012.

    Author:
    Pia Strandman (Ed.)

    Publisher:
    Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

    Year:
    2012

  • Spears of Daylight (PDF)

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    Spears of Daylight contempory arts exhibition, inspired by the creative writing of service users at St. Patrick's Hospital. The documentation also includes the poems, short stories, songs & aphorisms that were visually interpreted and essays from the project partners.

    Author:
    St Patrick’s University Hospital

    Publisher:
    St Patrick’s University Hospital

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Mental Health

    Artform:
    Creative Writing, Visual Art

  • Waterford Healing Arts Trust Annual Report 2012 (PDF)

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    A report on WHAT's work in 2012

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Various

  • Dialogue Arts + Health Witness Writer (PDF)

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    An artist's account of the National | Dialogue Arts + Health event

    Author:
    Sheelagh Broderick

    Year:
    2011

  • Dialogue Arts + Health Witness Writer (PDF)

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    An artist's account of the National | Dialogue Arts + Health event

    Author:
    Sarah Searson

    Year:
    2011

  • Culture Does Good: Turku 2011 Wellbeing Programme

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    This document encapsulates the beneficial impacts of Turku 2011 Capital of Culture for individuals and communities.

    Author:
    Jukka Saukkolin

    Publisher:
    Turku Abo 2011

    Year:
    2011

  • Observations and key points from proceedings at National | Dialogue Arts + Health (PDF)

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    Documentation of the National | Dialogue Arts + Health event

    Author:
    Sarah Searson

    Year:
    2011

  • Menu of Poems (PDF)

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  • Waterford Healing Arts Trust Annual Report 2011 (PDF)

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    A report on WHAT's work in 2011

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2011

  • Jennie Moran interviews Jennie Moran about Personal Effects (PDF)

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    An artist's report of a visual art project at Galway's Merlin Park Hospital in a unit for people who had recently experienced a stroke.

    Author:
    Jennie Moran

    Year:
    2009

    Context:
    Stroke Unit

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Memory Dress (PDF)

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    Documentation of the Memory Dress project at St. Finbarr's Hospital, Cork

    Author:
    Charlotte Donovan, Marie Brett

    Year:
    2007

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Creative Exchanges (PDF)

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    The history and achievements of Age & Opportunity's Arts in Care Settings Programme

    Author:
    Padraig O’Morain & Ann Leahy

    Publisher:
    Age & Opportunity

    Year:
    2007

    Context:
    Older people

  • Between Colours: Mayo County Council Artists’ Mentoring & Networking Programme (PDF)

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    Documentation of Mayo County Council's Artists' Mentoring and Network Programme

    Author:
    Orla Moloney

    Publisher:
    Mayo County Council

    Year:
    2006

    Context:
    Training

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Culture + Health Strand: a study of 32 projects in diverse healthcare settings (PDF)

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    A study of the Culture and Health Strand of the programme for Cork 2005: European Capital of Culture.

    Author:
    Ann O’Connor

    Publisher:
    Cork 2005: European Capital of Culture

    Year:
    2005

  • A Time to Remember: Memories of St Joseph’s Hospital Arts Project Ennis (PDF)

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    Reflections, observations and experiences of St. Joseph's Hospital Arts Project Ennis

    Author:
    Clare County Council Arts Office

    Publisher:
    Clare County Council Arts Office

    Year:
    2004

    Context:
    Older people

    Artform:
    Literature, Visual Art

  • Creative Reverie: Meeting the person as an artist (PDF)

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    Documentation of Mayo County Council's Artist in Residence programme at the Sacred Heart Hospital

    Author:
    Mayo County Council

    Publisher:
    Mayo County Council

    Year:
    2002

    Context:
    Mental Health, Older people

    Artform:
    Visual Art

Catalogues

  • Unfolding Time

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    Unfolding Time comprises a series of poems and stories by patients from the Dialysis Unit at Waterford Regional Hospital

    Author:
    Bríd Ryan, Johanna Tanner, Liz McCue and Philip Cullen

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Renal Dialysis

    Artform:
    Literature

  • Body Conscious

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    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2013

    Context:
    Arts and health

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • A-sy-lum (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork by service users and staff from Wexford Mental Health Services

    Author:
    Wexford County Council, Wexford Mental Health Services

    Publisher:
    Wexford County Council, Wexford Mental Health Services

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Mental Health

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Body Conscious (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork by Dorothy Ann Daly on display in Waterford Regional Hospital

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • The Quiet Heart (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork by Martin Fahy Artist in Residence with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2012

    Context:
    Acute Hospital, Artist, Exhibition

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Separate Storms (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork by participants of the Waterford Healing Arts Trust’s Open Studio Workshop

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2011

    Context:
    Mental Health, Social Health

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Beyond Captured Time (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork and writing created through the WHAT arts programme in the Dialysis Unit of Waterford Regional Hospital

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2011

    Context:
    Renal Dialysis

    Artform:
    Literature, Visual Art

  • The Post Room Project (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork by Emily Robyn Archer Artist in Residence with the Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2010

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • Once Upon a Time (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork by Laura Fitzgerald Artist in Residence with WHAT

    Author:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Publisher:
    Waterford Healing Arts Trust

    Year:
    2009

    Context:
    Acute Hospital

    Artform:
    Visual Art

  • The Green Room Project (PDF)

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    An exhibition catalogue of artwork made by Pauline Keena in collaboration with a group of mothers, all of whom had the experience of losing a baby in the neo-natal period

    Author:
    Pauline Keena

    Publisher:
    Kildare County Council

    Year:
    2009

    Context:
    Maternity

    Artform:
    Visual Art


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